We are a dental support organization that invests in, and partners with leading dentists throughout the West.

Signature Dental Partners assists dentists with the non-clinical challenges they face by providing industry-proven business support services.

As part of our commitment, we help our affiliated dentists to collectively achieve attractive business economies of scale resulting in improved efficiency and profitability while lowering operational risks.

Leadership Team

Dr. Chet Jenkins Signature Dental Partners

Chet Jenkins, DDS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Chet Jenkins Signature Dental Partners

Chet Jenkins, DDS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jenkins has over 20 years of experience both as a clinician and dental management executive. After founding his first practice immediately after dental school, Dr. Jenkins spent his career growing and building a network of dental practices in the Mountain and Southwest regions while maintaining his work as a practicing clinician. Dr. Jenkins received his BS in Medical Biology from the University of Utah and his DDS from The Ohio State University, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Kyle Clay

President

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Kyle Clay

President

Mr. Clay brings significant leadership and operational expertise to SDP, with more than 10 years of healthcare services experience. His career milestones to date include serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Pain Doctor, Division Vice President and Regional Operations Director at DaVita, where he was responsible for multi-state and multi-site healthcare services operations. Mr. Clay is also a veteran where he was proud to serve two tours in Iraq as an Army Engineer. He is a graduate of The United States Military Academy and he has a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Business School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Outside of work, Mr. Clay enjoys time with his wife and three children. Hobbies include hiking and biking the beautiful state of Arizona.

Jeff Longfield Signature Dental Partners

Jeff Longfield

Vice President of Operations

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Jeff Longfield Signature Dental Partners

Jeff Longfield

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Longfield has over 13 years of Operations Leadership experience. Most recently he was with Imagen Dental Partners as a Regional Chief Operations Officer. He studied business at Arizona State University.

Kim McCrady, RDH

Chief of Strategy and Special Projects

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Kim McCrady, RDH

Chief of Strategy and Special Projects

Ms. McCrady has more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry. Beginning her career as a clinical assistant, she has deep experience working across all operating roles in the dental office. For the past 10 years, Ms. McCrady has transitioned into senior operational roles within Signature Dental, leading the operations for a large and growing multi-office group. Ms. McCrady graduated with an AS from Salt Lake Community College and a BA in Psychology from Ottawa University.

Bobby Harden

Chief Development Officer

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Bobby Harden

Chief Development Officer

Mr. Harden has over 10 years of experience in accounting, finance and M&A transactions. He has worked at one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing private equity backed eye care platforms where he was focused on driving growth through new partnerships and affiliations. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young where he advised clients on a wide array of M&A transactions, including a focus on private equity buy-side acquisitions of physician practice management companies and multi-site healthcare M&A transactions. Mr. Harden is a CPA and holds a Masters of Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business and a BS in Finance and Accounting with honors from Arizona State University.

Dr. Jason Nelson Signature Dental Partners

Jason Nelson, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

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Dr. Jason Nelson Signature Dental Partners

Jason Nelson, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Nelson has over 10 years of experience with Signature Dental, including experience as a senior manager to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

Our experienced team can help with the following:

Recruiting and human resources
Marketing and community outreach
Procurement
Payables management
Accounting and finance

How we are different

Our dentists benefit from having a higher quality lifestyle with more time spent treating patients and less time spent dealing with non-clinical business administrative challenges.

Signature Dental Partners offers practice owners an alternative to the traditional practice transition model. Our unique affiliation program offers practice owners the opportunity to partner with a collaborative and highly experienced team leading a growing dental support organization.

Our Mission

Signature Dental Partners’ mission is to improve the lives of dentists and support their team members to provide a superior patient experience.

As a support organization founded and led by dentists, we appreciate the unique challenges that dentists face and work tirelessly to alleviate them. We provide proven non-clinical support services in a collaborative and patient-focused environment.

Our Values

Our values guide us in everything we do and in every interaction we have.

  • Collaboration: we are stronger together
  • Integrity: we are honest, transparent and committed to doing what is right
  • Community: we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that supports all team members
  • Performance: we make fact-based decisions and apply proven business principles to drive results
  • Stewardship: we protect and build upon the legacy of our doctors, and we proudly serve the communities where we work and live